7.5 Identifying Resources to Support the CEO
Continuing Education Option
Designing Instructional Units/Action Research
Identifying Resources to Support the CEO, Lesson 7. Section 5
There are numerous resources available to assist you as you develop your action research proposal. Three resources are described in this lesson. With your coach and other members of your cohort, you may locate additional resources.
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) Database
The ERIC database, developed by the United States Department of Education, is a guide to published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics. The ERIC database indexes more than 850,000 annotated references to non-journal material issued in the monthly Resources in Education (RIE) and to journal articles issued in the monthly Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE) from 1966 to the present.
Full text coverage includes ERIC Digest documents, containing 2,046 ERIC Digests published since 1981 through March 1999, as well as journal articles that are available in full text through other KYVL supplied databases.
To access ERIC, go to the Kentucky Virtual Library Home Page and click on Find Books, Articles, and more.
AskERIC is a reference service for teachers, administrators, and others involved in education. The hallmark of AskERIC is the presence of a human intermediary to negotiate and respond to all questions posted on the system. There are two ways to access AskERIC:
1) Questions can be sent as an e-mail message to email@example.com or
2) point your browser to either the AskERIC gopher or WWW server.
AskERIC contains the full texts of lesson plans developed by teachers around the country, the ERIC database, and lesson plans and materials for use with the Discovery Channel and Newton's Apple television shows.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
ERIC/AE seeks to provide balanced information concerning educational assessment and resources to encourage responsible test use. The site contains an abundance of information on assessment, evaluation, statistics, and educational research. It also allows the user to search the full-text database of the ETS/ERIC Test Collection.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication.
The ERIC/REC contains information and resources on family learning, reading, distance learning, and professional development. In addition, the site has a Clearinghouse Bookstore with an array of publications on using the Internet in the classroom, writing, values, critical thinking, and family learning. ERIR/REC provides access to free lesson plans and also has a bibliography of videos that can be used in reading and family learning environments.
PsycINFO (click here). PsycINFO, produced by the American Psychological Association, contains more than one million references to psychological literature ranging in date from 1887 to the present. This database provides access to a collection of electronically stored bibliographic references--most with abstracts or content summaries.
Although the references themselves are all written in English, the covered literature includes material published in over 45 countries and written in more than 35 languages. Many citations in PsycINFO are available in full text through other Kentucky Virtual Library databases. A link to the full text of an article will appear with the citation whenever the full text is available.
To access PsycINFO through the Kentucky Virtual Library, go to the Kentucky Virtual Library Home Page and click on Find Books, Articles, and more.
The Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
The Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection is also available through the Kentucky Virtual Library. This database covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods, including the full text of nearly 500 full text journals.
To access the Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection through the Kentucky Virtual Library, go to the Kentucky Virtual Library Home Page and click on Find Books, Articles, and more.